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Oregon legislative leaders on Friday released their own plan for grappling with the financially troubled pension system for the state’s public employees — and it has some key differences from the proposal offered last month by Gov. Kate Brown.


SALEM — Oregon’s legislators are halfway around their political track in Salem and major reforms in taxation, environment and education remain in the works. They now have about 90 days to finish their work and go home.

A man walks by the Oregon Capitol in Salem on Jan. 22, 2019, the first day of the legislative session.

SALEM — Oregon on Thursday enacted the nation’s farthest-reaching law limiting rent increases and restricting no-fault evictions, providing immediate protection to roughly 1 million renters across the state.

SALEM — Claims that legislative leaders mishandled sexual harassment reports cast a shadow over the Capitol this week as lawmakers gathered to kick off the 2019 Legislature.